Koenigsegg's Agera R. The Stig. A frozen lake
Koenigsegg’s new Agera R comes with a V8, two turbos, 1,115bhp, 275mph top speed and a nice practical roof box. Tom Ford reports
Posted: 05 Sep 2011
The Stig refuses to be re-imprisoned, and strides away across the lake towards Åre. He does not look back. Within seconds, his whiteness has blended with the scenery and he's gone. As I pack away the skis and get off the ice, I realise how unreal this has felt. In fact, the only thing that feels properly real is the Agera R. A complicated experience in a world whose prideful efficiency has lessened our acceptance of less-than-instant gratification. The truth is that this is a proper old-school supercar. You need to learn the Agera R to drive it well. But just by driving it at all, you make the world a more exciting place. And for that we stand in fear-flecked silence, and applaud. Very loudly indeed.